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Dolores M. Clawson

Dee passed away surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, November 4, 2021 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born July 5, 1940 in Allegan, the daughter of Clarence and Doris (Slater) Hinkle. Dee enjoyed sewing, making matching outfits for the kids in her family, camping, canning, horseback riding and playing board games and card games especially Skip-Bo. She spent the winters in Texas and liked visiting Mexico. Dee was a long time member of Plainwell First United Methodist Church. On March 21, 1959, in Allegan she married Donald Clawson who passed away in 2014.

Surviving are her children, Dorrian “Rian” (Lydia) Clawson of Arizona, Rebecca “Becky” (Russell) Deaton of Otsego and Dorrinda “Rindi” Lee Clawson of Plainwell; 5 grandchildren, Kelly (Dan) Kursinsky, Russ (Erin) Deaton, Anthony Santiago, Amanda (Brian) Singleton and Rianna Lee Clawson; 4 great-grandchildren, Andrew (Lydia) and Jordan Kursinsky; Avery Cross and Finley Deaton; her sisters, Sheila (William) Johnson and Shirley Lynn; several special nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; great caregiver, Brenden Stanley; best friend, Kallen Brossia and special caregiver, Samantha Brossia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son, Jeffrey L. Clawson and granddaughter, Amy Jo Deaton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Pastor Greg Carlson and the staff at Wings of Hope Hospice for their care and support.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Dee’s family starting at 3 PM, Monday, November 8, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 4:00 P.M., with Pastor Greg Carlson officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Dee may be made to

Wings of Hope Hospice


American Diabetes Association

or the

American Heart Association.

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Sally Kenyon-Laws

November 4, 2021 at 5:52 pm

So sorry for your loss Becky, hugs & prayers to you & your family. ❤️


Pat Pressley

November 4, 2021 at 6:12 pm

Becky, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in mt prayers.


Nancy Warner

November 4, 2021 at 7:36 pm

Dee always treated me like family and always warmly included me in family functions. I loved her. She will be missed. My warmest condolences to the family .


Amanda NeSmith

November 4, 2021 at 7:40 pm

Rindi, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.


Sue Ellen Nelson

November 4, 2021 at 7:44 pm

Sincere condolences for the loss of your mom, Becky. May you be surrounded by love and comfort in your time of sorrow. May she rest forever peacefully with God.


Dave & Roberta Kuitert

November 4, 2021 at 8:17 pm

Rindi, Becky and entire family. So sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a sweet lady. Prayers of comfort to all. Cherish the memories in your heart. Hugs


Rich and Marleah Simons

November 4, 2021 at 8:46 pm

Shirley and Sheila, we are so sorry for the loss of your sister Dee. I know how much you both loved her. I’m heartbroken that I won’t be attending visitation. Previous Vascular Dr. appointment. Prayers for the whole family and prayers for comfort to all. Love Marleah


Nola & Frank Tooker

November 4, 2021 at 8:49 pm

Prayers for the whole family at this time.


Robert Dimitroff

November 4, 2021 at 9:28 pm

Isabel and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family.


Lou and Jerry Hilton

November 4, 2021 at 10:12 pm

Becky and Russ so sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers .


Kelly Gray

November 7, 2021 at 3:24 pm

I am so sorry for your loss! Love and prayers are with you all, may all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Love you my friend!


Connie Stermer

November 8, 2021 at 10:29 am

My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with the Clawson Family.


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